HC Deb 02 April 1957 vol 568 cc23-5W
49. Mr. George Brown

asked the Prime Minister what arrangements were made at the Bermuda Conference to integrate British and United States research work on guided missiles.

The Prime Minister

This matter was not raised at Bermuda, having already been satisfactorily covered in the recent discussions between my right hon. Friend the Minister of Defence and the United States Secretary of Defence.

51. Mr. Hamilton

asked the Prime Minister what decisions were arrived at at the Bermuda Conference concerning future trade with China.

58. Mr. Zilliacus

asked the Prime Minister whether he drew the attention of President Eisenhower to the economic damage inflicted on this country by the restrictions on our trade with China maintained since the Korean war; and with what result.

The Prime Minister

There was a frank exchange of views on this subject at Bermuda. I hope that we can make a further statement shortly.

52. Mr. Hamilton

asked the Prime Minister what reply he has sent to the Scottish Housewives Association's letter disapproving of his recent visit to Bermuda.

The Prime Minister

The letter to which the hon. Gentleman refers was acknowledged. No further reply appeared to be called for.

62. Mr. Warbey

asked the Prime Minister what arrangements he made with President Eisenhower at Bermuda for the pooling of planning and intelligence between the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

The Prime Minister

I have nothing to add to what I said in the House yesterday.

63. Mr. Warbey

asked the Prime Minister whether he will publish the text of all documents embodying agreements which he entered into with President Eisenhower at Bermuda.

The Prime Minister

No formal agreements were entered into. The agreements and conclusions reached in discussion were embodied in the final communiqué from the Bermuda Conference, which has already been published as a White Paper.

67. Mr. Mikardo

asked the Prime Minister what are the independent scientific organisations mentioned in the Bermuda communiqué as confirming that continued nuclear testing will not increase world radiation to harmful levels; and if he will publish a copy of such of their reports as have been made to Her Majesty's Government.

The Prime Minister

I would refer the hon. Gentleman to the reply given last Wednesday to the hon. Gentleman the Member for Gorton (Mr. Zilliacus).

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